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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Blue) (Old Model)
- 12-megapixel resolution for high-quality, poster-size prints
- 3.6x wide-angle dual image stabilized zoom
- Waterproof (10 ft); Shockproof (5 ft); Freezeproof (14 degrees F)
- One-touch button captures HD video in 720p
- Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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|Item Dimensions||2.6 x 0.9 x 3.8 inches|
|Item Weight||0.35 pounds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Shipping Weight||0.9 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
When family time is an adventure. The Stylus Tough-3000 is loads of fun for the whole family.Whether you’re relaxing at the pool or away on a ski weekend, it lets you take perfect photos--and record HD movies--without worrying about a thing. You can drop it in the pool. Drop it on the ground. Even in the snow. It bounces right back.
Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Highlights
Waterproof (10 ft)
A revolutionary system of waterproof seals and gaskets keeps water out so you can take pictures as deep as 10 feet underwater.
Shockproof (5 ft)
Accidents happen. A rugged body and revolutionary shock-absorbing construction are designed to withstand a 5-foot drop, bump or other mishap.
Freezeproof (14 degrees F)
Perfect for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other winter fun, this camera is winterized to perform at below-freezing temperatures!
Dual Image Stabilization
The 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, which keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake, combines with Digital Image Stabilization to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
HD Movie 720p
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
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Top Customer Reviews
On the plus side, I LOVE the one touch HD video recording, and of course, waterproof and shockproof make it great for adventures. The built in storage is great too, just in case you run out of space on your card.
Hopefully, if my unit isn't defective, as the summer goes on, this camera will grow on me! I've got lots of "watery" vacations in store! This camera has lots of potential, no doubt about that, I will continue taking pictures and hopefully post some for others to see.
If you buy this product you will most definitely need an adjustable or floating wrist strap (the one it comes with does not tighten around your wrist, and the camera does not float, obviously). You will also want to buy extra batteries (not too expensive on here) as the battery life is pretty weak. For a pretty low price you can get a good warranty with accidental damage because lets face it, if you buy a shockproof/waterproof/freezeproof camera you're likely an adventurous person, and some adventures could leave you with a busted camera!
1) submersible in water to 3m (10 feet),
3) will work at extreme temperatures (rated to -10C, around 14F)
1)Extremely slow, takes about 6 seconds from the time that you turn on the camera to when its ready to take the first picture. The picture to picture time is also a fairly slow 2 seconds.
2) Poor quality of indoor pictures, some blurring as it does not focus well in poor light. Also some noise on the indoor pictures without flash.
3) LCD is not very bright which can be a problem when trying to compose pictures outdoors
Very easy to use, the current settings appear on the side of the LCD and they are easy to change. A fairly robust feature set as well as its ruggedness are the main positives. The poor LCD and very slow response times make it hard to recommend as there are better cameras on the market (see Canon A3100 IS for example). If you need a tough, rugged, camera you'll probably do better with the Panasonic Lumix DMC FT1. Bottom line, I bought this camera and within a week was returning it to buy the Canon A3100 IS, and I'm very happy with that choice.
Before her vacation, she charged and started practicing with it. She could only take ab out 20 pics. before no battery life left. Tried a few times after charging and the same thing.
REturned that camera and ordered a replacement to be shipped to her vacation spot. The same think happened with that camera - NO BATTERY LIFE AT ALL!!!
Finally returned the second one for full credit - now need to find a replacement that can hold a normal charge of at least a days worth of pics.
Anyone else with this problem???
"Grandma Who Tried"
While the feature list of the 3000 reads quite similarly to the more expensive models in this family line this is a camera that really does exemplify the old adage "you get what you pay for", in this case, not a lot. I won't go into great detail about what this camera *should* do; if you are reading this you probably already know that the "Tough" line are designed to withstand pretty good shocks, such as an accidental drop onto pavement, and not only be water resistant but truly water PROOF. I favor the "Tough" family of cameras over it's obvious competitors as the Olympus Tough line is also one of the only point and shoot cameras in this class that have mechanical image stabilization, a feature not to be underestimated when shooting action on the go.
While no camera of mine is ever likely to be tossed at a rock or anything the 3000 has a cheap, plastic feel to it that makes it easy to imagine shattering into a million pieces if it was even to fall out of a pocket onto concrete or something. The more expensive models, in contrast, feature a much more solid construction with real metal in it, the 8xxx series even having metal reinforcement in key points (the corners) most likely to take a hit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received as a graduation present. Takes pretty nice photos for its caliber, is solid, and as long as you keep the seals clean- should last a long time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AmazonBuyerX
Tough enough to stand up to the rigors of teaching third graders. They loved being able to take photos. Only downside is short battery life when flash is used. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sarah Rickard
I bought this camera about 4 years ago and it worked ok until this past weekend. I used it in the water for a few pics and turned it off. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randy Ivory
This lived for less than 2 years. I understand that manufacturers want you to keep buying, but c'mon this was just ridiculously crappy life expectancy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gr8outdoors
I wanted a camera I can bring in the water and mess around with, without being concerned that it will break. In these terms the camera is fantastic and I have not had any issues. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Ash
I work in a remote jungle area with locals who are still learning how to take good care of sensitive equipment. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by missionmatt
I had an older version of the waterproof camera by olympus. When my water seal finally broke I invested in this one. Overall, the flash is too bright! Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by acmarie
do not buy this product, has been the worst scam in my life, to put it into water, it burned, lit anymore and pushed the water through the screen, it's a shame that amazon llc sell... Read morePublished on November 26, 2011 by Esteban Gabriel Valbuena Moreno
I took this camera as a back up for a trip to China & Thailand. My primary camera went missing in China after only three days. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by savinggrace